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NOVEMBER 16-20

Sol Power AZ

ASU’s School of Music, Dance and Theatre, in collaboration with Arizona’s Hip Hop and related communities come together for Sol Power at ASU’s Tempe campus.

 

Rooted in the unlikely union of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Valley of the Sun’s Hip Hop culture, including DJs, emcees, graffiti artists and dancers, Sol Power is an empowering opportunity to celebrate the culture and creative intelligence within communities of color.

 

Join us for a week of celebration and community building through music, dance and art.

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TUESDAY

11.16.2021

12P to 1p.m.

TUNES AT NOON

Bring your lunch, bring your friends and join Samuel Peña in the Galvin Plaza outside the Nelson Fine Arts Center for an afternoon of music and dancing.

Galvin Plaza

WEDNESDAY

11.17.2021

11:00a.m. to 2p.m.

SOL POWER DANCE CIPHER (NAHM Edition)

In partnership with ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Phoenix Hip Hop community, the Sol Power project and Labriola Center will be hosting a dance cipher at the Hayden Library featuring Indigenous deejays, dancers and artists Tomahawk Bang (Onk Akimel O’odham), Randy B. (Diné) and DJ Reflekshin (Diné). This intersectional event seeks to creatively engage the ASU community on the transformative power of Hip Hop culture and uplift modern Indigenous forms of expression.

 

West Patio of Hayden Library

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FRIDAY

11.19.2021

10:45a.m.

HIP HOP MATTERS

Join us for a casual morning Meet and Greet where you can get to know the guest artist Ivan the Urban Action Figure through discussion and community interaction.

 

Margaret Gisolo Dance Theatre

6p.m.

MARCUS WHITE DANCE STUDIO DEDICATION

We will be rededicating Nelson Fine Arts Center Room 28 as the Marcus White Dance Studio, in honor of the important role White played at ASU as a faculty member in the dance program who dedicated his career to working in the legacy of the Black Radical Tradition and speaking truth to power. Please join us as we reflect on his role as movement maker, mentor, activist, artist and scholar as well as honor friend and student Armani Moten. We are grateful for the generous donations that helped make this possible. For information on contributing to the Marcus White Dance Studio fund, visit: musicdancetheatre.asu.edu/giving/marcus-white.

Nelson Fulton Art Center, Room 28

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SATURDAY

11.20.2021

2p.m.

SOLPOWER AZ MAIN EVENT 

Please join us for this year’s Sol Power Festival, celebrating the Phoenix-area Hip Hop community. Events start at ASU Galvin Plaza at 2 p.m. Hosted by ASU’s School of Music, Dance and Theatre, this free community event features DJs, emcees, graffiti artists, dancers and musicians.

Gavin Plaza


As part of this year’s celebration, at 7:30 p.m. the ASU Symphony will premiere Carlos Simon’s “Graffiti,” performed with art created in real time by internationally-renowned graffiti artists Lalo Cota and Thomas Breeze Marcus. The ASU Symphony performance will take place at ASU Gammage while graffiti artists create in Galvin Plaza. Live streaming will broadcast the events to both locations.

Gammage Auditorium

7:30p.m

"GRAFFITI" with ASU SYMPHONY OCHERSTRA

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